Stadium Drive construction continues on schedule

Stadium Drive construction continues on schedule

Construction on Stadium Drive between the Brown-Lupton University Union and Bellaire Drive is moving along according to schedule, according to Harold Leeman, an associate director of TCU's Physical Plant Office.

The construction is a joint project between the university and the City of Fort Worth to continue a water line from the BLUU to Midcourt Drive, Leeman said.

The 135-day project began in February, according to the TCU News and Events website, and will be completed with an overlay of asphalt at the end of April, according to Leeman.

The construction of the water main is essential, Leeman said.

“The city is doing the work, it is needed before we construct the Sorority and Fraternity houses starting in 2015,” Leeman said.

Leeman said the outcome of the project would not only affect the university, but the city as well.

“This water line is a part of a city upgrade. It supports city growth and TCU growth,” Leeman said.

Despite construction, Stadium Drive has remained open to through traffic.

“It hasn’t been as bad as the construction on Berry which is taking entirely too long to complete,” sophomore nursing major Alexandria Traylor said.

Sophomore movement science major Haley Meier said she thinks the university’s constant improvements are a good thing.

“It would be horrible if we went to this old university that nobody cared to update,” she said.

Following the completion of the construction, the City of Fort Worth will repair sections of the street affected by the project, according to the TCU News and Events website.